Kevin Smith in hospital after suffering 'massive heart attack'

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Kevin Smith has suffered a heart attack following a stand-up show. (Credit: PA)

Director Kevin Smith has revealed that he almost died last night, after suffering ‘a massive heart attack’.

Smith, 47, was rushed to hospital after falling ill following a stand-up comedy show at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California.

“After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack,” he explained, posting a picture of himself in a hospital bed on Twitter.

“The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka “the Widow-Maker”).

“If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight. But for now, I’m still above ground!”


Smith, who directed movies like ClerksJay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and recently Yoga Hosers, was filming the sets for a comedy special.

Though he’s never spoken of any previous issues with his heart, the director has shed a massive amount of weight in recent years.

Back in 2015, he posted a comparison shot of himself after having lost a staggering 85lbs.


Celebs, show business folk and fans have been wishing him well on Twitter, meanwhile.




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